Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Cut the FAT!
No doubt, this Congress will go down in history as The Folks Who Perpetrated The Great American Swindle. Thought you were finished with nonsense out of Washington? Think again. They're going to steal your money whether you like it or not! The Omnibus--a nearly 2,000 page bill--is filled with government waste, and Congress thinks YOU are going to pay for it. If passed, this bill will cost approximately 1.1 TRILLION DOLLARS (approx. 572 MILLION per page)  The time is NOW--you HAVE to call or email your senators and encourage them to vote this bill down.  The Democrats are desperate to shove this bill through before the end of the year.  Unfortunately, a few Republicans are also voting in favor of the bill.  Below are a few of the items in the bill.  Do you want to fund these projects with your hard earned money?

$450,000 for the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa;
$500,000 for the Edward M. Kennedy  (Not just no . . .____no!) Institute for the United States Senate in Boston;
$100,000 for YouthCare in Seattle;
$550,000 to rehabilitate Beacham Street in Massachusetts;
$300,000 to renovate the Josephine Bakhita House in Wilmington, Delaware;
$150,000 to renovate the Tibbits Opera House in Michigan;
$500,000 for streetscaping in Porter County, Indiana;
$200,000 to install solar panels at the Community Food Bank, Inc., in Arizona;
$700,000 to reconstruct Norwood Drive in Pennsylvania;
$500,000 for Denver Bike Sharing;
100,000 for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum in Columbus, Mississippi;
$3.5 million to research Formosan Subterranean Termites in New Orleans;
$1 million for peanut research in Athens and Tifton, Georgia;
$600,000 for the Lewis and Clark Legacy Trail in North Dakota;
$750,000 for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Project in California;
$125,000 to develop a walking trail in Mississippi;
$2 million for an Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin;
$250,000 for Pigeon Point Lighthouse in California; and
$247,000 - Virus free grapes in Washington State
$413,000 - Peanut research in Alabama
$125,000 - Fishery equipment for the Guam Fisherman’s Cooperative Association
$349,000 - Swine waste management (need only look in Washington DC) in North Carolina
$277,000 - Potato pest management in wisconsin
$246,000 - Bovine tuberculosis treatment in Michigan and Minnesota
$522,000 - Cranberry and blueberry disease and breeding in New Jersey
$500,000 - Oyster safety in Florida
$400,000 - Solar parking canopies and plug-in electric stations in Kansas
$165,000 - Maple syrup research in Vermont

Please take the time to watch this 98 second video--it should make things CRYSTAL CLEAR!  Like they say, "one picture is worth a thousand words."

Get to it folks--call your representatives TODAY!

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